Friday, April 30, 2010

Pita Pocket Bread

I love pita bread!  It is easier than you think to make.  I really think you should try it!

Pita Pocket Bread

1 cup warm water
2 tsp yeast
1 Tbls honey

3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbls oil

You can add a little garlic and other spices for fun!

Mix together first 3 ingredients and let sit till frothy.
Add all remaining ingredients and knead for 5 mins.
Put in oiled bowl and let dough rise.  45mins till doubled.
Divide into 8 balls of dough(keep them covered) roll into flat rounds about 6" across.
Let the rounds rise till slightly puffy.
Bake in HOT oven 550 on bottom rack for 41/2 mins.
Note - Only a sudden blast of heat will make the pockets.  It is a good idea to start with 2 pita's on the sheet to make sure the oven is hot enough.


Letherton said...
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Melinda said...

Yum! We love making pita bread - but have never made it with whole wheat. Sometimes the pita doesn't form a pocket - is that because the oven wasn't hot enough? I've got this one book marked!

Angie said...

Melinda - Yes that oven has to be hot! If you keep opening the oven might have to wait for it to get back to temperature. Some people pre-heat the baking sheet too.

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

I haven't tried pitas yet, but they have been on my list for a long time -- thanks for letting me know they are easy to make :)

gnee said...

I'm going to try making these. We love using whole wheat and your pitas are really pretty! Do they split in half well? Thanks.

Angie said...

Gnee - Yep! These are so easy to make! And taste so much better than store bought! Let me know what you think!

Laura said...

Oh...we love pita, especially with hummus(spelling)? I'm so going to use this recipe. Thank you so much.

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

I had no idea the recipe for pita bread is so simple! I'm gonna try this soon. Thanks for posting :)


Beth said...

So, I just needed to let you know that you inspired me to finally try making pita bread (I think I bookmarked a recipe about 6 months ago). I made it today and it came out fantastic! I didn't use your recipe, but you were my inspiration to make it. ;) Thanks!

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